This is truly a multi-cultural destination with a unique twist to your typical restaurant options. Of course, you must fit in some fresh seafood while at the coast; taste the local’s favourites of White Mussel Cracker and Grunter. And what would your trip to Knysna be if you didn’t try some delectable oysters? Take your pick from either the cultivated or coastal variety. If you are more in the mood for meat, try an ostrich “potjie”. Slow-cooked in a wrought iron pot, and usually done outside on the fire, this meal is as social as it gets. Enjoy a hot summers evening and ice-cold beer while the kids play around outside. For vegetarians, there is also a host of dining options. The Garden Route focuses on organically grown foods, from wholesome milk to iron-rich kale – you will certainly get your health buzz going.